In Year 9 pupils have one lesson of Music a week. Pupils are taught in mixed ability Tutor Groups. Pupils will be completing 4 different projects, each with an assessment task linked to it. As we move through the year, pupils are introduced to a more GCSE-style way of working, and will actually complete one of the three "strands of learning" on the AQA GCSE Music specification.
|Radio Adverts||Using Dance Ejay, Sibelius and Adobe Soundbooth, pupils will invent a product and write and record an advert, explicity meant for radio.||The adverts will be uploaded to the Leap and peer-assessed.|
|In At The Deep end||An independent learning project, where pupils work in "bands" of their choice to reproduce a pop song simply by listening to it.||Pupils will record their version of their chosen song in the recording studio.|
|Pop Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries||A whistle-stop tour of the evolution of pop music since the 1920s.||Pupils will complete a piece of extended listening where they will be asked questions about various pop songs and encouraged to write with insight about what they hear.|
|Songwriting||A project which aims to pull together skills in composing, performing and music technology to give the pupils a chance to write their own pop song.||Either individually, in pairs or in groups, pupils will compose their own pop song.|